The settlement ending the $7 million lawsuit brought by two fired school employees splits $250,000 three ways -- equal amounts for former Principal Stavroula Bouris, former teacher Charles E. Coughlin Jr. and their attorney, Frank Mondano.
The $83,333 each will be paid from school funds and the schools' insurance carrier, in a move aimed at ending disputes dating to 2007.
The settlement terms are part of a court judgment in which all claims against former Superintendent Nathan Levenson, School Committee member Jeff Thielman and fomer systems technician Tracy Buck were dismissed.
After Katherine Clark on Tuesday, won the seat Ed Markey long held, becoming the fifth woman to represent the state in the U.S. House, where women hold 18 percent of the 435 seats, she was sworn in Thursday, Dec. 12.
The win was decisive, and the turnout low. Clark, a Democrat from Melrose, received 40,172 votes, or 66 percent. Frank J. Addivinola Jr., a Republican, had 19,319 votes, or 32 percent, in the race for the Fifth District.
The School Committee plans to hold its regular meeting Thursday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m., in the School Committee Room, sixth floor, Arlington High School. Agenda*:
6:35 Happenings around Arlington Public Schools (10 minutes)
Ottoson Middle School Castle and ACMi Projects (Goal 3.1)
The stage at Arlington Friends of the Drama overflows with energy and high spirits following the opening of "Legally Blonde, the Musical."
The play runs for three weekends this month: Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 4 p.m. Date are Dec. 6 through 8, 13 through 15 and 20 through 22.
With its origins in a book and a movie, the musical version tells the story of the adorable sorority president Elle Woods – played in the movie by Reese Witherspoon and now personified by Cai Radleigh.
The Ahern Family Charitable Foundation, with roots in Arlington, will host its 10th annual Army-Navy Football Luncheon on at the Scoreboard Sports Bar and Grill in Woburn.
Three parents have been chosen to serve on Stratton School's building committee. All have careers in municipal building projects, engineering or both. They are Aaron Ford, Rachel Ottley and Joshua Brain.
The Arlington design ace who has created album covers for rock legends has turned what he calls his "useless knowledge" about music into a fan-based website.
Steven Jurgensmeyer, formerly a creative director behind some innovative labels, has launched AllMusicBooks.com.
"Music has always been my passion," the 51-year-old said in an amiable interview at his home.
As a kid growing up in Miami, where his dad was general manager of the Miami Herald, he pored over rock albums and their covers.
Reading Lester Bangs, the rock critic with overheated prose, in Creem might do a literary number on any teen. For Steve, it inspired.
UPDATED: Arlington's tax rate is expected to rise 18 cents in fiscal 2014, after selectmen voted, 5-0, following a hearing Monday, Dec. 2. As the board has done consistently over the years, members continued a single rate and rejected a split rate for nonresidential property.
New growth more than doubled, said John Speidel, town director of assessments. Without additions to the tax roll from Arlington 360 and Alta Brigham, among others, the rate might have risen 8 or 9 cents more, he said.
- State says selectmen violated meeting law in 2011 Symmes, Mugar discussions
- Free parking continues Saturday through Dec. 21
- Clarks tops Addinivola in informal poll
- Boston school attorney named town counsel to start Monday
- Snow plan includes Reservoir dumping, out-of-town trucking
- Police charge town man wielded knife, got $400 at salon
- New owner for Henry Bear's Park